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Re: Chichi

Posted by ESC on April 01, 2004

In Reply to: Shi shi???? posted by Amy on April 01, 2004

: A friend was talking about a restaurant that's very "shi shi" (meaning posh) - I'm not sure if this is a phonetic spelling or real words. Where does this come from?

Chichi. From Merriam-Webster online:

Main Entry: chi·chi
Pronunciation: 'shE-(")shE also 'chE-(")chE
Function: noun
Etymology: French
1 : frilly or elaborate ornamentation
2 : AFFECTATION, PRECIOSITY
3 : CHIC